Author: Alan Williamson

Editor-in-Brief: Memory

This is the last issue of Five out of Ten. Naturally there’s a sadness that we’ve reached the end of the line, but when I look back at the twenty issues of awesome magazine goodness, I feel nothing but pride.

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year, dear readers! We hope you had a great holiday break and are excited for the year ahead. Have you made any resolutions? One of mine is to write more – including explaining the rationale behind how to

Summer of Sonic

Once again we’ll be at Summer of Sonic – if you’re coming along, there’s a special gift from us in your goodie bag! Keep an eye out for Jess in her Sonic costume, and Alan desperately trying to get Yuji

Editor-in-Brief: Fantasy

Our new issue, Fantasy, is out now. In this introduction to the new issue, Alan writes about how fantasies become realities – and the recent difficulties with working on Five out of Ten. It’s got a happy ending, honest!  Do you

All Change

Today we’re announcing three exciting changes to Five out of Ten that will improve lots of things that needed fixing. Without further ado: Jess Turner is joining the team as our new Web and Social Editor. You may remember her

Write for us, or catch up on your reading with our Year Three anthology

The rumours are true: we’re accepting feature pitches for publication in 2016! For full details on how to submit a pitch, please visit our Contribute page. We’ll be accepting pitches for a limited time, so apply early to avoid disappointment. We’re really excited

Editor in Brief: Identity

Our new issue, Identity, is out now. This is a short excerpt from it – click the link at the bottom of the post to get your copy! With the release of Halo 5: Guardians, I’ve been thinking about the

Book Club – #15, Control

Book Club is back! Enjoy these reviews from our latest issue, Control. Game Art – Matt Sainsbury, No Starch Press. £26.50 / $39.95 (hardcover) When you see a book with the title Game Art, what do you expect to see? A

Editor in Brief: In Control

Our new issue, Control, is out now – in this introduction to the new issue, Alan has some thoughts on the balance between chaos and control. Five out of Ten provides a blank canvas for contributors to express themselves. We used to provide a

The Temple of Time

This week is Zelda Week on Five out of Ten! Please enjoy ‘The Temple of Time’, a feature from our ninth issue, Time. If you like this feature, check out our Year Two bundle: almost fifty features across five outstanding issues. Click